Report: Heat have creative plans for Winslow


The Miami Heat landed a steal in the 2015 NBA draft when Justise Winslow fell to them with the 10th selection. The Heat believe Winslow can contribute during his rookie season after the way he played in Summer League action, so the coaching staff is coming up with a creative game plan on how to use him when he's on the floor. From Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald:

    "During Summer League, the 6-6 Winslow displayed defensive acumen, deft ball-handling skills and an ability to beat his man off the dribble. Winslow said he believes coach Erik Spoelstra will entrust him with some ball-handling duties. 'If not playing a lot of point, then playing a lot with the ball in my hands,' he said. His jump shot needed work, and Winslow committed himself to improving it this summer, both inside and outside the three-point line. He said coaches have tinkered a bit with the technique on his jumper but “there haven’t been any major changes. Just trying to become more consistent with the shot. ... Winslow can play small forward or shooting guard and even could be cast as a point guard at times, but he said the Heat hasn’t told him where it intends to use him primarily. ... Winslow, who said securing a rotation spot is important to him, spent time bonding with Heat veterans in Los Angeles last week, a group that also included Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Mario Chalmers and others."

During the Orlando Summer League, Winslow averaged 11.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists.